Residents in Hammersmith and Fulham are being reminded that many GP surgeries now offer seven day access as winter pressures continue to affect A&Es across the country.
The following surgeries are open between 9am and 4pm on Saturday’s and Sunday’s: the Brook Green Medical Centre, the Cassidy Medical Centre, the Palace Surgery, Dr Jefferies and Partners and the Parkview Practice (Dr Canisius and Dr Hasan). Patients can book appointments in advance on 03000 333 666 or use the walk in service available at all surgeries.
There are also a number of Urgent Care Centres (UCCs) in the area which can treat residents who require care immediately for illnesses or injuries that aren’t life-threatening. A&E is for people with major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries.
Both the Urgent Care Centre at Charing Cross Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital are open 24 hours a day, including weekends and public holidays. There is also an Urgent Care Centre at St Charles Hospital which is open from 8am until 9pm, seven days a week.
Residents can also call NHS 111, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for advice and details of local health services.
Dr Tim Spicer, chairman of Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, said:
“As we have seen, A&Es find themselves under increased pressure during the winter months. We know that many patients attend A&E when their illness is not life-threatening.
“We have increased access to GPs for people in Hammersmith and Fulham so that they can be treated locally and conveniently in a GP practice on Saturdays and Sundays. We would encourage all residents to use NHS services wisely and choose the correct care for their need to help relieve pressure on A&E services.”
More information about health services in North West London, including details of GP weekend opening across the area, can be found at http://www.rightcarenwlondon.nhs.uk.
The GP surgeries offering 7 day access are:
Brook Green Medical Centre
Cassidy Medical Centre
651a Fulham Road
510 Fulham Palace Road
Dr Jefferies and Partners
The Medical Centre
292 Munster Road
Parkview Practice (Dr Canisius and Dr Hasan)
56 Bloemfontein Road
The Urgent Care Centres in the area are:
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Urgent Care Centre
369 Fulham Road
Charing Cross Hospital Urgent Care Centre
Fulham Palace Road
Urgent Care Centre at St Charles